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Today’s “Recipe Reciprocity” theme: last-minute Thanksgiving dishes that can double as post-Thanksgiving treats. Turkey Day fare should extend well into your weekend, and these standout dishes from my fellow food bloggers are ones worth trying. #Tryptophan

1. “Baking Bites” brought these loaded potato pinwheels into my life. They were the million-dollar winner of this year’s Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest. That alone should be enough to get you to add them to your to-bake list, but in case it’s not, the recipe calls for only seven ingredients, two of which are mashed potatoes and Pillsbury Crescents dough. Convinced yet? Halfway homemade is the best way.
2. How adorable are these peanut-butter cup turkey cookies from “Bake at 350“? Wouldn’t they make a great day-of group cookie-decorating activity? I think so.
3. Still looking for a last-minute Thanksgiving side? How about some spicy roasted acorn squash? It looks and sounds like a big production, but “My Man’s Belly” has a great recipe that even the worst home-cooks can pull off.
4. Recipes that call for pumpkin puree never seem to require the full can. So what should you do with that little bit leftover? “A Cozy Kitchen” has a great solution with these here pumpkin pie milkshakes complete with pie crust crumbles. 
5. And Thanksgiving wouldn’t be complete without a recipe from Martha Stewart. If you’re looking for something to do with your leftovers, try her pocket pies filled with turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuffing and cranberry sauce. Try my fried mashed potatoes and stuffing balls too.

That’ll do for this Thanksgiving edition of my weekly hat tip to other bloggers. Nice job, ladies!

And of course, Happy Thanksgiving!

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This week’s “Recipe Reciprocity” is strikingly starchy, as it should be. I don’t know about you, but pumpkin, butternut squash and potato dishes are what consume my every craving this time of year. Those cravings are now through the roof thanks to these fellow food bloggers and their standout recipes.

1. “Naturally Ella” has got a great fall twist on everyone’s favorite macaroni and cheese. Make it with pumpkin! I can see this being something I’d do to sneak vegetables into my kids’ meals. But I’m getting ahead of myself, and should just focus on my own. 
2. What could be better than hot tea and a muffin for breakfast? How about a tea-flavored muffin! And I’ve got just the one for you – chai-spiced pumpkin oatmeal muffins with a vanilla cream glaze by “Ambitious Kitchen.” I mean, really.  
3. Enchiladas are my favorite Mexican food to make at home. I’m a meat eater, but prefer my south-of-the-border food vegetarian. I’ve been looking for something a little more exciting than my usual spinach and cheese filling, and I know I’ve found it with this recipe for butternut squash mushroom enchiladas by “Pinch of Yum.”
4. Brûléed pumpkin pie, everything about you makes perfect sense. Classic pumpkin pie with the crackly, caramelized, scorched crème brûlée top that we all know and love. You never cease to amaze me, Nicole from “Baking Bites.” I mean that. 
5. Everything tastes greater and more comforting when baked in a casserole, even the already great and comforting classic loaded baked potato. This casserole by “Diethood” will be my +1 to the next dinner party. 

Great job, ladies!

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I’m happy to introduce this new addition to my weekly post routine. I call it “Recipe Reciprocity.” It’s my chance to share some of the inspiring, mouth-watering recipes that get me going, and tip my hat to the ingenious food bloggers behind them. Nice work, ladies!

1. Pumpkin Piesicles. Why didn’t I think of these first? I’ll let the name and picture speak for themselves. Thank you, “Take a Megabite.” Thank you. 
2. A coworker of mine introduced me to “My Utensil Crock” a few months back after its proud owner prepared her a great spread for her bachelorette weekend. I’ve been a regular ever since. If you’re looking for creative ways to cook with healthful foods like quinoa or coconut water, this blog is a great place to start. These butterscotch granola blondies are how I plan to make mine. Not sure it counts. 
3. As is already well-established on this blog of mine, I love donuts of all shapes and sizes. I’ll even love cookies shaped like donuts. These double decker, dark chocolate, mini doughnut sugar cookies from “Bakerella” are no exception to the rule. 
4. I haven’t quite gotten into candy making, but not for lack of trying. I can already see myself try-trying-again with these caramel-wrapped marshmallows from “Not So Humble Pie.” I should probably set my sights lower, but they look too good not to attempt.
5. I’m on a major brussel sprouts kick and am never not craving mac & cheese or bacon, so my heart just about dropped when I spotted this fontina and white cheddar skillet brussels mac from “How Sweet It Is.” Plus I’ll use just about any excuse to bring out my cast-iron skillet, and will definitely be trying this one soon. 

Bonus: If you haven’t already figured it out, you can click on a picture and it will take you straight to where it’s from! I love it when things work out like that.

That’ll do it for this first installment of “Recipe Reciprocity.” Hope you enjoyed it even half as much as I did sharing it. I’m quite proud of my two posts in one day. Let’s see if I can keep it up. 

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